3.29.2007

ARTWORDS --- KISS




7x12----the base is a cover of an old book (and oh boy, have I struggled to get a good picture of this---i haven't succeeded with one where the colors are true.)

This photograph is one that I have had for years now in a folder, tucked away. It is a copy of the original I restored for an old boyfriend's grandmother years ago. This is the grandmother, Pearl, and her then boyfriend who would later be called PopPop by their many grandchildren. I loved Pearl and when that long relationship ended with me wanting to move back to Virginia, I missed his family more than I did him. Especially Pearl. We would take trips into Atlantic City (the boyfriend and I were in Pt. Pleasant, NJ) and I would watch her play the slot machines. What a fun, spunky woman! I find that as I get older---I have my 35th birthday very soon---and my thoughts turn to aging I think of her and feel encouraged. She was such an amazing woman who didn't let a small thing like age stand in her way.
On the art piece I tore a few pages from an old book and one had the handwritten words "Mary E. Bailey" so I glued it on. I also used wallpaper, acrylic paints and oil pastels. Charcoal pencil. Crepe paper-my first attempt at a rosette. Words clipped from several old books. "She walked between the avenue of young trees for a short distance. "Friendship is not enough," he said." Shew! Then he laid one on her! Or maybe she turned and planted one on him. :)



19 comments:

Cerri said...

I love it Tricia! Also love the story!

Cerri said...

By the way, I love the new banner, it is amazing!
I also fell completely in love with your Roanoke anitque mall. I bought all sorts of things in there! As I was shopping I kept wondering which was your favorite booth!
Will you shoot me your address in an email, I would like to stick a little something in the mail to you!
~Cerri
xoxo

Laura said...

Wow!! I love this piece!!! The words you chose from the book are just perfect!!!! How lucky you are that you knew Pearl and have this picture to make into art!!!!! Stunning and breathtaking!!!

lia said...

Oh! love the story and the artwork! oh, my heart!

beth said...

what a wonderful collage !! i love it!! awesome work !! www.bethquinndesigns.com

Gypsy Purple said...

Wow...so lovely...love the post as well!!!

sue said...

Tricia,

This is fabulous just as your other work is!!! The story is wonderful and I like the rosette. I have a bunch of crepe paper and didn't know what to do with it. ? I may try this. Thirty-five is a wonderful age and still very young. Enjoy and happy birthday early!!

Brandie said...

How romantic! Beautiful as always!

It's too bad that the relationships ending has to sever so many other relationships... unfortunately that's usually how it works though :(

Brandie

Brandie said...

Oh! I love the new banner too!

Jamie said...

This piece is spunky, just like Pearl. I hope I have not overstepped my bounds (new to the blog world:), but I have linked your site and the story of Merlie to my blog. It touched me so and I wanted to share it. It's just painfully beautiful and showcases your ability to bring these photos out of the past for us.

Thank You,
Jamie

PMB said...

gorgeous piece....yet another I'd love to see in 'real life'

christine said...

FANtastic collage, Vicci -- I love this!!

Southern Heart said...

I love that collage!---and hearing about it, too!

audrey h. said...

Beautiful picture and the whole piece is stunning :o)

longnecklady said...

Very fun. I love that we can make up our own story for iy.

xoxo~

Sue

Kristen Robinson said...

Tricia this is lovely. So romantic.
XO
Kristen

vicci said...

Love this Tricia!!!!!!

Brandie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

I am old enough to only wish I were 35...

Hélène Deroubaix said...

I love the colors and lace, it's wonderful!

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